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. >> congressgabby giffords was not only shot with one, he still carries one. >> and it's standard issue of the fbi and around 65% of american cops. what colt and remmington were to america's wild west, glock is to this country's violent present. and that's amazing since it's only around 30 years old and comes from europe. but its rise is a stark lesson in just how difficult any form of gun control could be going forward. it all begins in the 80s, in the suburbs of vienna when a guy named gaston glock decided to move from making knives and curtain rods to making guns for the austrian army. he had never made a pistol before, so he asked expert shooters what they wanted and came up with a game-changing design. but using mostly composite plastic instead of steal, glock created a weapon that's light and tough with a very easy trigger pull and no cumbersome thumb activated safety. it could shoot 17 bullets, almost three times more than the typical revolver as fast as you could pull the trigger. and glock made the brilliant decision to first offer them to police departments. just when the crack cocaine w
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